Shakir Rashaan

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Shakir Rashaan is the author of the bestselling Nubian Underworld series as well as the Kink, P.I. series (Obsession, Deception, and Reckoning) and several anthology credits, including Zane Presents Z-Rated: Chocolate Flava 3. Rashaan is also developing other projects under the pen name P.K. Rashaan. He currently resides in suburban Atlanta with his wife and two children. You can see more of Rashaan at


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Books by this Author

Cougar Cocktales
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Author Revealed

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Invest in an editor, it will take you farther than anything else in the publishing business.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Does that stuff really happen in your novels?

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The Lord of the Rings...

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. I had a blast working as a valet parking manager

Author Voices

May 12, 2014

I thought about when I first became a story teller:

When I was eight years old, my grandfather gave me a book to read:

The Uncle Remus Tales

I remember when he gave it to me, he asked me if I could understand the story that was being told as I read it. I didn't want to disappoint him, so of course I said yes, not really knowing if he would ask me a slew of questions when I finished the book or not.

By the time I got done with Br'er Rabbit and the stuff that he got into, I was hyper to tell my grandfather about the book.

But he didn't want a book report.

He wanted me to tell the tales in my own words.

You... see more

July 15, 2013

Good Monday morning, folks, I hope you like the new location, I'm still trying to decorate a little bit and get a feel for the place, but I think I like it.

I decided to re-boot my blog by starting with my very first marination...with a few additions because of the new level I'm on the verge of reaching...

*Exhaling*... okay, here goes...

When I created my pseudonym, I did so with a few things in mind.

I wanted my name to mean something significant.

I wanted something that reflected what I felt inside, something that I drew strength and comfort from.

Finally, I wanted to embrace the essence of the name that I... see more

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